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MayuriW

RFE on initial OPT - Full Academic Year

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Hi,

I received an RFE on my initial OPT application. USCIS has asked for evidence such as a copy of transcript, establishing one full academic year of lawful enrollment as a nonimmigrant in an Immigration & Customs Enforcement, Student and Exchange Visitors Program, approved school. 

I did provide my official transcript in my initial application. 

Background: I completed MS in 4 terms. I changed status from H4 to F1 in my last semester of MS. I was full-time student in first three terms when I was on H4. In last term when I started on F1 status, DSO approved (Reduced Course Load) RCL as fewer courses were needed to complete the program of study.

In response to the RFE, I am planning to provide following documents.

- Copy of transcript

- Cover Letter

- Enrollment and Degree Verification Letter from Registrar

- Copy of Degree Certificate

- Copy of Initial Acceptance Letter from University

- Copies of all previous H4 visas and principle applicant’s H1B visa along with I-797 forms

- Copy of all previous EAD cards corresponding to H4

Has anyone faced similar issue? 
Will these documents be enough to support my case? Or should I include more / exclude any of the documents?

(Note: I am providing H4 related documents because USCIS might want to check validity of my prior non-immigrant status.)

 

Thanks,

Mayuri

 

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